Elgin Vintners Sauvignon Blanc
COUNTRY South Africa
REGION South Africa
CLOSURE Screw top
BOTTLE SIZE 75cl
100% Sauvignon Blanc
The Elgin Vintners are a partnership of six dedicated grape growers who, believing in the excellence of the terroir and diversity of their vineyards, have combined their resources to cultivate and produce a range of high quality wines. They hail from the beautiful Elgin Valley, a high inland plateau completely surrounded by mountains, seventy kilometres along
the coast from Cape Town. This cool climate region was long known for its apple orchards but since the turn of the century quality conscious winemakers have been taking advantage of the temperate conditions, afforded by the high altitudes and cooling winds from the Atlantic, to grow exemplary Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Ninot Foir.
The grapes come from vines planted on Tafelberg sandstone and shale. The grapes were hand picked into eighteen kilo boxes.
Before pressing, the grapes were given four to six hours on their skins in the press. Fermentation was carried out in a mix of stainless steel tanks and concrete eggs using wild yeasts and lasted for twenty-one days. The wine was then left on its gross lees for six months before bottling
Bright tropical grenadilla and grapefruit favours are joined by enticing notes of fennel on the finish. The palate is well-chiselled, perfectly balancing freshness and power.
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